Monday 21 September 2020

Funny Donkey Animal Videos

This is hilarious - Funny Donkey Animal Videos.

The donkey animal is also called an "ass" (Equus africanus asinus). It is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a useful working animal for at least 5,000 years. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack animals. Working donkeys are often associated with those living at or below subsistence levels. Small numbers of donkeys are kept for breeding or as entertaining pets in developed countries.

A male donkey or ass is called a jack. A female donkey is called a jenny or jennet. A young donkey is called a foal. Jack donkeys are often used to mate with female horses to produce mules.

Asses were first domesticated around 3000 BC, probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia. Donkeys have spread widely around the world. Donkeys sure continue to fill important roles in many places today. While domesticated species are increasing in numbers, the African wild ass is certainly an endangered species.

These kinds of animals are called the "beasts of burden." They are animals used for carrying heavy loads or pulling heavy equipment, as a donkey, mule, or ox.

At one time, the synonym ass was the more common term for the word donkey. The first recorded use of the word donkey was in either 1784 or 1785.

The word donkey could come from the following things:

- Perhaps from Spanish, for its don-like gravity; the donkey was also known as "the King of Spain's trumpeter"

- Perhaps a diminutive of dun (dull grayish-brown), a typical donkey colour.

- Perhaps from the name Duncan.

- Perhaps of imitative origin.

Donkeys come in different sizes. This depends on their breed and management. The height at the withers ranges from 7.3 to 15.3 hands (31 to 63 inches, 79 to 160 cm), and the weight from 80 to 480 kg (180 to 1,060 lb). Working donkeys in the poorest countries have a life expectancy of about 12 to 15 years. In more prosperous countries, donkeys may have a lifespan of 30 to 50 years.

Donkeys can defend themselves by biting, striking with the front hooves or kicking with the hind legs - as strong as they can.

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